A pair of Egyptian mummies that date to 1800 BCE are of two famous and elite brothers Khnum-nakht and Nakht-ankhhas. The mummies are housed at Manchester Museum, England. They were first discovered by Egyptologists in 1907 buried in a joint tomb at Deir Rifeh, a village 250 miles south of Cairo. The tomb was later named The Tomb of The Two Brothers although the idea that they were brothers unravelled at the time following detailed examination in Manchester in 1908. Since then there has been endless debate as to whether or not the two are related at all. Now, cutting edge DNA sequencing of dental samples has revealed that they had the same mother but different fathers - Khnum-nakht and Nakht-ankhhas are half-brothers, which supports the inscriptions in their tomb suggesting more than a coincidence that each had a mother with the same name, Khnum-aa.
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